Wednesday, July 15, 2009

pretty little punches of summer color.

this summer, or even year round, do you dare add that color punch, however loud or soft to spaces in your home? actually i find it stunning most of the time, if done right. it helps spaces come alive and sort of wink at you suggesting that this could be a fun space, a happy space, a positive space.

photos courtesy of house and home.

if you do dare...how do you dare? do you add it with paint, wallpaper, pillows, fabric, art? and then if so, which color would you be most comfortable adding to your space as an accent or pop? which colors are ones that you'd not tire of? for me it might be greens, or a punch of aqua or coral/peach. perhaps even a plum or deep purple. of course it depends on the surrounding environment, but i was just curious.

i'm loving spaces lately that have dared to add a blast of color. sometimes so dramatic that you think they might have been sweating the decision, but yet pulled it off famously. thinking of everyone on this beautiful summer cape cod day...full of color and inspiration! enjoy!


Dionne said...

That top blue room completely has me, and then that white room with the red flower painting. Ahhhh. So gorgeous!

I like to use cushions as my pops of color, along with bud vases and interesting objects that I have collected over the years.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

lovely lovely round up! i've been trying to work up the courage to add some color--I want to paint the inside of my kitchen cabinets a really lovely peacock blue or an outrageous fuchsia. One of these days!

Eva said...

These rooms are so LOVELY!! You have a fantastic eye. Thanks for inspiring us!

georgia b. said...

wow-weeee! i love the yellow room the most!

i just wanted to stop by and say thank you for coming over and being my cheering squad and for your words of support and encouragement. thanks for celebrating with me.

you have always been so encouraging with my pursuits. thank you. i'm glad to know you, girl—well, sort of know you. i'm glad we are blog buddies! :)


I love a pop of color and because I'm so fickle, I generally like it in the form of something easily changed like pillows, lampshades, throws, etc. But I do have one big orange chair and that's a big pop of color in my living room. Orange is my favorite color. :)

Kellie Collis said...

Love the pink lounge!!